Google Glass patent reveals features

By Sam Kieldsen on Jul 18, 2012 8:06 AM
Filed under Hardware

Transparent display included.

A patent document has revealed the features and specs likely to be contained within Google's wearable computer device Glass project.

The device features a see-through lens that doubles as a display and a camera on the arm.

It will include a touch pad for control purposes, as well as voice controls, allowing users to, for example, say a name out loud to access a phone book contact.

It is capable of recognising a command to start a users' car engine, and open the satnav app automatically. Speech commands can also open apps and play videos, while the device can also convert spoken words to text or translate sentences.

The patent also mentions that the camera will be able to track the user’s hand, allowing it to “touch” virtual controls via coloured dots in the heads-up display: essentially, you’ll be able to interact with a UI that sits right in front of your face.

The system uses individual skin tone and hand shape recognition to ensure only one user's commands are followed.

The patent talks of wireless communication between the Google Glass and “a remote device or communication network” – potentially meaning a Wi-Fi/Bluetooth link between the glasses and a users' phone or tablet, or direct connection to a 3G or 4G network.

This article originally appeared at Stuff.tv

 
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter
 

Copyright © Stuff.tv

Google Glass patent reveals features
 
 
 
 
 
Top Stories
Photos: 2014 CRN Fast50 award winners
Check out who went home with a trophy on the channel's big night.
 
10 things we learned this week
Which reseller is about to be a movie star?
 
Meet everyone in the 2014 CRN Fast50
The complete list of the best in the Australian channel.
 
Sign up to receive CRN email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Polls
On the whole, are vendors getting more or less channel-focused?


Latest Comments
CRN Magazine

Issue: 333 | November 2014

CRN Magazine looks in-depth at the emerging issues and developments for the channel, and provides insight, analysis and strategic information to help resellers better run their businesses.